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Laura Tenison
Brian Hay
Charlie Mullins
David Pollock
Debbie Pierce
Jennie Johnson
Jeremy Roberts
Michael Oliver
Richard O'Sullivan
Julie Meyer
Tony Caldeira

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After more than forty years is appears Jimmy Savile has finally been found out and as the days go by, even more terrible revelations continue to emerge. But what is also shocking about this case is just how many people, in so many different organisations, appear to have kept quiet about what they knew.

While the case of Jimmy Savile is an extreme one, it has highlighted an important issue that any organisation would be wise to consider - are your employees encouraged and enabled to speak out?

  • Kathryn Parsons, co-founder of Decoded, started with little more than faith and determination, but four years later it’s grown into a global business. Ahead of her appearance at Accelerate 2015 in...

  • Author, writer and marketer Ryan Holiday on how entrepreneurs need to interpret failure.

  • Sue Vizard, business coach and author of Jump Start: The Start-up Book for Your Dream Business, looks at some of the questions solo entrepreneurs should ask themselves.

  • Ian Wright, founder and chief executive of, is bringing together SMEs and NEDs - without the hefty recruitment fees.

  • Former professional golfer turned entrepreneur Colin Stevens has had a busy 18 months. The Better Bathrooms founder has increased turnover at the firm, secured a multi-million pound investment and...

Five Minutes With

Reputation is everything when it comes to running a successful business, according to Sacha Lord-Marchionne and Sam Kandel, founders of the Warehouse Project (WHP), a series of club nights featuring DJs from all over the world, which was launched back in 2006.

After travelling the world in a corporate role, Mike Wheeler decided that he had had enough of living out of a suitcase and so got a job running a small family business.